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Universal's animated film about trash-collecting monsters, The Boxtrolls , has surged to the top of the U.K. box office, bringing in $3.24 million over its opening weekend in Britain. According to figures from Rentrak released Tuesday, the 3D stop motion film , directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi and produced by ParaNorman and Coraline studio Laika, dominated the weekend, beating Lucy , which came in second, by over $1.9 million.
Private Chinese production company Huayi Brothers Media Co. will set up a $130 million subsidiary in the United States to invest in the distribution and production of movies and TV shows.
The 24-hour party vibe of the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles ground to a halt Monday afternoon when a man leaped 12 floors to his death from the hotel's rooftop lounge. The incident occurred as guests crowded the rooftop pool, seeking to cool off during a mid-September heat wave in which temperatures hit the mid-90s.
Chad Hodge , the creator of the Fox TV series Wayward Pines , has been tapped to adapt the first book of the Darkest Minds YA trilogy by Alexandra Bracken . The book is described as combining superhero conventions with tones of coming-of-age stories such as Stand By Me and postapocalyptic survivor tales like The Walking Dead .
"You ever see those shows ... where you have like 11 seconds to make something from the refrigerator? That's what it felt like." The first episode of the revamped new season of The View seemed to go smoothly when it aired live on ABC at 11 a.m. ET on Monday , but behind the scenes, there were plenty of jokes about rushed preparations to get to the first show.
A several-story-tall award statuette might be emblazoned on the face of L.A.'s historic former May Co. store, to the skepticism of local preservationists When the Academy released the latest plans for its proposed film museum on Aug. 28, it brought new attention to a previously floated idea to emblazon a giant award statuette on the face of the gold "perfume bottle"-shaped corner of the former May Co.
The director of the DC Comics sequel tweeted on Saturday a photo of two Gotham City police officers, the newly debuted Batmobile and a Stormtrooper who was being shoved into the cop car, all with an elusive caption: "Case closed."
The cable network has ordered a second season of Dating Naked to premiere in summer 2015, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Each episode focuses on a man and a woman as they each date two different -- and naked -- suitors.
At least that's the bizarre claim made by Shimiken, the self-styled 'King' of the Japanese adult entertainment industry . Shimiken reckons he's one of just 70 male porn stars currently plying their saucy trade in his home country.
Golden Bear-winning Chinese director Wang Quan'an has been detained on charges of paying for sex, Beijing police said Monday. He is the latest celebrity to fall foul of a broadening morality crusade in the Chinese entertainment business.
Several figures in the media have weighed in on the NFL's botched handling of the Ray Rice domestic abuse incident, and now ESPN anchor Hannah Storm is offering her pointed takedown of the league. At the end of Sunday's SportsCenter broadcast, Storm told viewers that she struggled last week with her daughter's questions about why Rice hit now-wife Janay Palmer and why the league didn't initially punish him more severely.
Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London. "It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time," he said.
On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers deactivated defensive player Greg Hardy for the team's game that day against the Detroit Lions. The announcement was made Sunday morning on the Panthers' website .
As controversy over the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice situation continues, a photoshopped image of a model with a black eye is currently spreading on Twitter. The image shows an NFL CoverGirl ad, which has been photoshopped to give the model a black eye.
An African-American actress who appeared in Django Unchained says she was accosted by Los Angeles police who mistakenly thought she was a prostitute. Danile Watts, who portrayed CoCo in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film and currently plays Martin Lawrence's daughter on FX's new comedy series Partners , wrote on her Facebook page that she and husband Brian James Lucas, who is white, were being affectionate in public when the incident occurred Thursday.
Marvel Studios and Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy has cleared the $600 million mark at the worldwide box office, following its equally remarkable achievement of becoming the top film of the summer in North America. On Friday, the quirky tentpole hit $300 million at the troubled domestic box office, becoming the first film of the year to achieve that milestone.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:47 am
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